It is currently difficult to determine with certainty whether rectal cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes outside the intestine. It is only after the operation (when the resected tissue has been examined) that any spread can be determined.
NanoEcho’s imaging system, which is based on magnetomotive ultrasound, is designed to identify the possible spread of rectal cancer to nearby lymph nodes prior to surgery. The aim is to provide the medical team with information so that they can offer a more individualised treatment.
NanoEcho’s innovative patented method is based on nanotechnology combined with modern ultrasound technology. A magnetic field together with iron oxide-based nanoparticles is combined with diagnostic ultrasound in a completely new way.